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The Discovery and Conquest of Peru By Pedro Cieza-de-León Alexandra Parma Cook Noble David Cook,

  • Title: The Discovery and Conquest of Peru
  • Author: Pedro Cieza-de-León Alexandra Parma Cook Noble David Cook
  • ISBN: 9780822321460
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dazzled by the sight of the vast treasure of gold and silver being unloaded at Seville s docks in 1537, a teenaged Pedro de Cieza de Le n vowed to join the Spanish effort in the New World, become an explorer, and write what would become the earliest historical account of the conquest of Peru Available for the first time in English, this history of Peru is based largely onDazzled by the sight of the vast treasure of gold and silver being unloaded at Seville s docks in 1537, a teenaged Pedro de Cieza de Le n vowed to join the Spanish effort in the New World, become an explorer, and write what would become the earliest historical account of the conquest of Peru Available for the first time in English, this history of Peru is based largely on interviews with Cieza s conquistador compatriates, as well as with Indian informants knowledgeable of the Incan past Alexandra Parma Cook and Noble David Cook present this recently discovered third book of a four part chronicle that provides the most thorough and definitive record of the birth of modern Andean America It describes with unparalleled detail the exploration of the Pacific coast of South America led by Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almagro, the imprisonment and death of the Inca Atahualpa, the Indian resistance, and the ultimate Spanish domination Students and scholars of Latin American history and conquest narratives will welcome the publication of this volume.
    The Discovery and Conquest of Peru Dazzled by the sight of the vast treasure of gold and silver being unloaded at Seville s docks in a teenaged Pedro de Cieza de Le n vowed to join the Spanish effort in the New World become an e

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    1. Fascinating, especially the first half or so This is both history and historical artifact, as it was written by a Conquistador only a short time after the conquest De Leon is often surprisingly even handed and sympathetic toward the Incas, for his time, and his account of the political intrigues among both Spaniards and Incas is detailed and revealing I found the second half, after the conquest was or less complete and various sorts of infighting were going on, to be pretty heavy going Still, w [...]

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